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Michael Machat

Michael Machat

Copyrights / Trademarks and Contracts Lawyer
Machat & Associates, PC
West Hollywood, CA
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Attorney Biography

Michael Machat is one of the few private attorneys that has taken a case to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.  His practice covers all aspects of trademark law from the selection and filing of trademarks to fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his clients' rights.

Mr. Machat represents various types of clients, including start ups, artists, entrepreneurs, wealthy businessmen and even other lawyers.   In addition to working on transactional matters, he has tried numerous jury trial cases to verdict, most recently winning over $700,000 representing a client suing for trademark infringement, which was the largest trademark jury verdict in California in 2018.  

Mr. Machat enjoys challenges and has had great success taking on large billion dollar companies, foreign governments, and even state governments who have been represented by larger law-firms.   He took one client's case to the US Supreme Court, won a 9-0 decision and changed the law, establishing fair use as a viable defense in trademark infringement cases.  

Mr. Machat has obtained various Six and Seven Figure Confidential Settlements representing clients up against Fortune 500 companies.

He has taken on cases that other lawyers passed on, finding value and obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even millions, for hiis clients in the process.

As an entreprenuer, he owns some valuable beverage trademarks and has personal experience growing a business.  

In one of his most intriguing cases, he successfully represented a former holocaust survivor who was sued by the Federal Government of Germany for fraud, won that case and then successfully won a follow up case chasing the money the client was cheated out of by unrelated individuals.   Mr. Machat has experience as a criminal defense lawyer and as a music lawyer representing artists, writers, music publishers, record companies, promotors, etc.  He brings a creative flair to the practice of law, and when appropriate, uses novel ideas to help his clients.

Mr. Machat's practice covers all aspects of trademark law from the selection and filing of trademarks to fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect his clients' rights.  Machat & Associates, PC covers: Trademark Filing; Trademark Litigation; Music and Copyright contract negotiation and litigation; Business Startups and litigation;Wine and Spirit law advice and litigation; Corporation formation and selection of legal entity; General Corporate matters; Copyrights and contract litigation and more.

Practice Areas

Copyrights / Trademarks (50%)
Contracts (25%)
Civil Trial Law (25%)

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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

New York State Bar
New York
Member in Good Standing

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UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law
Juris Doctor

Duke University
Duke University

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Awards & Honors

Largest trademark verdict in California
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Top 100 Commercial Litigation Verdict
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Case Results - Michael Machat

Trademark Infringement and cybersquatting
Jul 2018
The parties disputed the rights to the name REAL CALLER. The jury agreed with Machat's client and awarded $710,000 -- the largest trademark verdict in Californian in 2018

Business dispute
Jun 2016
Corporate client, a beverage distributor, and its owner, also a client, were sued for failure to pay well over a million dollars. The owner was sued as the alter-ego of the company. We filed a cro...

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Michael Machat
Machat & Associates, PC
8730 Sunset Blvd Ste 250
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Office: 310-860-1833

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